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Terry Rozier Not Complaining About Reduced Role

Nov 9, 2018 9:52 AM

The minutes and production of Terry Rozier have dipped this season with the return of Kyrie Irving.

But Rozier said he isn't upset about his role with the Celtics a few months away from his restricted free agency.

"I go from starting in the playoffs to coming off the bench. ... I'm pretty sure it's not easy for nobody," Rozier said. "But I'm not complaining. And, if you know me, I would never be the one to complain about it.

"I would never go to the media or bring out the unhappy thing. Like I said, people that know me know I wouldn't do that. I've never been a selfish type of person, selfish player. You can tell the way I play I'm all about team.

"Everything will be alright. It's not as bad as people make it seem."

A report from The Athletic indicated several teams, including the Suns, have been monitoring the availability of Rozier.

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Terry Rozier Receiving Trade Interest From At Least Seven Teams

Nov 7, 2018 12:03 PM

There have been at least seven teams monitoring the status of Terry Rozier this season waiting to see if the Boston Celtics might begin fielding trade calls for him.

Rozier will be a restricted free agent this offseason and Kyrie Irving plans to re-sign with the Celtics to remain their starting point guard. Rozier could command a contract in the $16 million to $20 million per year range.

The Phoenix Suns have been one of the more aggressive teams in pursuing Rozier.

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Kyrie Irving Fined $25,000 For Throwing Ball Into Stands

Nov 6, 2018 4:12 PM

Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 for throwing the basketball into the spectator stands.

The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Celtics’ 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 5 at Pepsi Center.

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Celtics Exercise 19-20 Option On Guerschon Yabusele

Oct 31, 2018 11:51 AM

The Boston Celtics have exercised the 19-20 option on the contract of Guerschon Yabusele.

Yabusele was the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

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Woj: Anthony Davis Looking For Reasons To Stay More Than Reasons To Leave New Orleans

Oct 22, 2018 9:44 PM

Anthony Davis will be eligible for a supermax contract this offseason, which will go a long ways to determining what the future of the NBA holds depending on whether he chooses to sign it.

If Davis decides not to sign the extension, the New Orleans Pelicans could look to trade him.

"My sense has always been with Anthony that he is always: some players are looking for reasons to stay and some players are looking for reasons to leave," said Adrian Wojnarowski on the Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective Show. "I've always thought that Anthony is a guy looking for reasons to stay in New Orleans. And I think that will continue to be the case until he feels he's out of them.

"I do think down the line that the Boston and L.A., if he became available, that will be interesting, especially if the Lakers get shut out this summer."

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Kyrie Irving Considered Knicks Before Announcing Intention To Re-Sign With Celtics

Oct 21, 2018 6:21 PM

Kyrie Irving said he strongly considered the New York Knicks as a potential free agent destination before he announced his intention to re-sign with the Boston Celtics.

"I mean, every team was under consideration, but obviously New York held a special place for me," Irving said after the Celtics' 103-101 win over the Knicks on Saturday night. "Just being from (New) Jersey and, obviously, envisioning myself as a free agent and ultimately taking a meeting and playing for (Knicks head coach David Fizdale) and a great young core that they have here. Thinking about playing with (Kristaps Porzingis). That was a big thing before I made my decision just to ... plan on re-signing back with Boston. But yeah of course New York was a strong consideration."

Irving has a player option for 2019-20, the final season of his five-year, $94 million contract. Irving is expected to re-sign with the Celtics in 2019.

"I think if you were in my position, I think it would be an easy decision," Irving said of his decision to commit to the Celtics. "Thinking about who we have (in Boston) and the future and what we're set up for. For me, it was where I am in age and how I envision my career going. And kind of the lineage of guys that have come before me in the Boston Celtics is something I wanted to be a part of. Obviously, my dad and my mom met in Boston, so I had a lot of history there, as well. Obviously, being from New Jersey, (there's) history there. But Boston, there's nothing like it."

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Terry Rozier, Celtics Discussing Extension

Oct 10, 2018 11:04 AM

The Boston Celtics and Terry Rozier have remained engaged on extension discussions ahead of the Oct. 15 deadline.

Rozier emerged as a starting caliber NBA point guard while Kyrie Irving was out injured. But Irving plans on re-signing with the Celtics in 2019, which would limit Rozier to a bench role.

"That's something I'm really going to have to sit down and think about," Rozier said about his potential future as a Sixth Man.

The Celtics have resisted including Rozier in trades at various points of his career.

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Kyrie Irving Relieved Not To Answer More Questions About Free Agency

Oct 5, 2018 7:51 PM

Kyrie Irving told fans of the Boston Celtics at an event at TD Garden that he planned to re-sign with the team in his 2019 free agency.

Irving explained the timing to reporters the next day.

“I thought it was a perfect time to let everyone know I have every intention to sign back and now I don’t have to answer any questions like, ‘What are you looking for? It was time,” Irving told reporters Friday morning. “I’m glad I can move past it and be with my teammates and we can move forward.”


Irving can sign a five-year, $180 million contract with the Celtics, and just a four-year, $139 million deal with any other team.

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Gordon Hayward Feels Good Physically But Not Yet Comfortable On The Floor

Oct 5, 2018 9:17 AM

Gordon Hayward is just 5-for-20 from floor and has committed eight fouls in 59 minutes in preseason since returning from his leg injury.

"Physically, I feel pretty good," Hayward said. "But I don't feel comfortable on the floor yet. It's one thing to be physically able to do everything. It's another to be a basketball player -- the timing and the rhythms. When you've been playing a long time, you just know. But not after you take a huge break, and come back to a new system. The second surgery was such a setback. I was really looking forward to playing 5-on-5 the whole summer. What I'm going through now is what I wanted to do in the summer, but it didn't work out that way."

Hayward had an unexpected second surgery in late May to remove a plate and screws from around the left ankle he shattered. Hayward wishes he had undergone the second surgery earlier.

"I was miserable," Hayward said. "To go back into a walking boot after all that progress -- back on crutches. That was my lowest moment."

"I felt terrible for him," said Danny Ainge.

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Kyrie Irving Says He Plans To Re-Sign With Celtics In 2019

Oct 4, 2018 7:02 PM

Kyrie Irving informally announced he plans on re-signing with the Boston Celtics next offseason as a free agent.

“I’m planning on re-signing here next year,” said Irving.

Irving will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

Irving had previously been linked to exploring his options in free agency.

Shams Charania of The Athletic also reports Irving has privately communicated his plans to re-sign with ownership of the Celtics.

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Kyrie Irving Talks About His Love For Boston
The future of Kyrie Irving will be one of the NBA's most critical storylines as he enters the final season of his contract and his second with the Celtics.

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Celtics Finalizing Camp Deal With Marcus Georges-Hunt
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Kyrie Irving Discusses Intention To Re-Sign With Celtics
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Gordon Hayward Signs Endorsement Deal With Anta
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Kyrie Irving Talks Up Celtics' Future, Hasn't Spoken With Jimmy Butler At Length Since 2016
Kyrie Irving will be a free agent in 2019.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

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Jabari Bird Sought Mental Health Help Before Domestic Violence Incident
Jabari Bird had begun to deal with emotional issues in the weeks leading up to a Sept. 7 incident.

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Gordon Hayward Playing Full-Contact 5-On-5
Gordon Hayward said he's 100 percent and expects to play in Boston's season opener.

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Jabari Bird Allegedly Strangled Victim At Least A Dozen Times
Jabari Bird has entered a not guilty plea.


Celtics To Work Out Marcus Georges-Hunt
Marcus Georges-Hunt competed for a roster spot with the Celtics in 2016.

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Jabari Bird Arrested For Alleged Domestic Incident
Jabari Bird has been arrested after allegedly assaulting, strangling and kidnapping an unidentified person in a domestic incident.


Celtics Sign Justin Bibbs, Nick King, Jeff Roberson To Camp Deals
All three players are on Exhibit 10 deals.

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Suns Have Tried To Trade For Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, Terry Rozier
Kemba Walker and Terry Rozier both project to be free agents in 2019.

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Woj: Celtics Remain Favorites To Re-Sign Kyrie Irving Over Rest Of Field
There has been speculation that Kyrie Irving might not re-sign with the Celtics in 2019.

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Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward To Begin Playing 5-On-5 Next Week
Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward appear to be at full health and are ready for the new season.

Chris Forsberg/ESPN

Celtics Sign PJ Dozier To Two-Way Contract
PJ Dozier was on a two-way deal with the Thunder last season.

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Gordon Hayward Receiving Interest From Nike, New Balance, Anta
Anta is pitching Gordon Hayward with a multi-year shoe deal offer in San Diego on Monday.

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Jaylen Brown Guarantees Celtics Will Reach 2019 NBA Finals
The Celtics were one win away from The Finals last year before losing to the Cavaliers in Game 7.

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Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris Sign With Klutch Sports
The Suns signed the Morris twins to contract extensions in 2014 in which they earned a cumulative figure of $52 million over four years.

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P.J. Dozier Signs Two-Way Contract With Celtics
Sean Deveney averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the G League last season.

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